Santa Monica, Calif.-based fast-casual LemonShark Poké will double its footprint in 2019 with plans to open 15 new locations in Missouri, Utah, Illinois and New York.
Wichita, Kansas-based fast-casual concept Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers has entered the nontraditional sector for the first time with the
Owned by husband and wife team Anjan and Emily Mitra, DOSA is a successful Indian food concept based in San Francisco. The company recently opened its first outpost in
Fast-casual seafood chain Captain D’s signed a deal with multi-unit operator StarChain USA to develop 15 new restaurants throughout Arkansas and the Carolinas over the
Giada De Laurentiis is among a number of celebrity chefs and Food Network personalities to move into the fast-casual restaurant sector. Pronto by Giada opened at Ceasar’s
Teriyaki Madness opened its 50th location, its first in Minnesota.
Maryland-based California Tortilla, a Mexican-inspired fast-casual franchise, is expanding its footprint and will open in North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Kansas and
Chipotle Mexican Grill opened its 2,500th restaurant, this one in Concord, Calif. It’s a milestone that comes on the heels of a reorganization and a focus on tech for the
In this Q&A, Gina Venezia, vice president of construction and development at B.GOOD, discusses the updated design why the chain chose to make some BOH line
Fast-casual concept I Heart Mac & Cheese signed a 23-unit development agreement with franchise group Manor 3.
Mediterranean fast-casual The Hummus & Pita Co.signed a multi-unit deal to expand in the Southeast. Franchisees Jay Gill and Patrick Sidhu will bring five
Mighty Quinn's Barbecue has updated its look to better accommodate both flow of service and its catering/takeout business. Check out this Q&A with founder Micha
If there’s one cuisine that exemplifies fast casual, it’s Mexican. There’s Chipotle, Qdoba, Salsarita’s, Baja Fresh, Freebirds and at least half a dozen more solid
Trident Holdings LLC, the largest franchisee of fast-casual seafood chain Captain D’s, acquired 8 corporate-owned stores in Mississippi and will develop 10 new units
Auburn, Ala.-based Chicken Salad Chick will open its first outpost in the Midwest, in Chesterfield, Mo., in January.
Hooters opened its first location in Zapopan, Mexico, led by franchisee Hooters de Mexico.
Growing fast-casual Chicken Salad Chick purchased 11 existing locations in Georgia from the brand's largest franchise owner, Origin Development Group.
This fast-casual deli concept redesigned its prototype to emphasize connections to communities, hospitality and elevated food.
Julian Hakim, co-owner of The Taco Stand, discusses how he and his partner Aram Baloyan brought their San Diego-based breakfast, lunch and dinner concept to the East
Indian dining experiences in the U.S. have long resided primarily on either end of a very niche spectrum: mom-and-pop curry house-style restaurants with lunch buffets and
Pokéworks signed its first master franchise agreement to take the fast-casual chain outside the U.S. and into Mexico.
San Francisco-based SAJJ Mediterranean, a fast-casual specializing in customizable Middle Eastern cuisine, has aggressive
Fast-casual chain Chicken Salad Chick opened its first location in Oklahoma, in Broken Arrow. It is the brand’s 95th
Seoul Taco, the Korean-Mexican fast-casual fusion chain, plans to open restaurants in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood and in the
Indian fast-casual chain Curry Up Now signed an expansive 20-unit franchise deal that will introduce the brand to markets
With more than 75 units, “better chicken” chain Slim Chickens has started to expand globally — with units in the U.K. and Kuwait —
St. Louis, Mo.-based fast-casual Sauce on the Side opened its first franchised location.
Indian fast-casual Curry Up Now will enter the New Jersey market courtesy of a multi-unit franchise deal.
Build-your-own poké concept Pokeatery will be opening its first East Coast location in Charlotte, N.C., inside the Epicentre shopping center, before year’s end.
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